Month: November 2014

  • Marrying an outsider

    Parents had concerns about their children even when times were simpler. The concern that Horton and his wife, Hannah have for their daughter is evident in this letter. 1825 – first day afternoon, 11th day of 12th month Horton wrote to his daughter Sarah, who was at school in Columbus” Mother asks me to “tell […]

  • Uncertainty of Living

    I am impressed, when reading Horton’s letters, by his dedication to his family, and the importance he places on maintaining family connections. Some of that was likely the influence of the Quaker ways, but I wonder how much was a result of life’s uncertainties. Without antibiotics or other medeicines we take for granted, disease and […]